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Runkle Lake

 

 

There are several campgrounds located within short driving distance of Crystal Falls in Iron County.

Runkle Lake Recreation ComplexRunkle Lake Recreation Complex – This campground is owned and operated by the City of Crystal Falls.  It opens Memorial Day weekend and closes immediately following the Labor Day weekend.  It boasts of 57 modern and primitive camping sites with electric, water and sewer hookups available. There are modern public rest rooms and showers and an RV dumpstation is also available. Some of the features of this park include tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, softball and little league fields, football/soccer field, playground and picnic areas, swimming beach with certified lifeguard on duty, and a public boat ramp and fishing pier. It is located only a few short minutes from a laundromat, downtown shopping, Crystal View Golf Course and access to the Paint River.   Call the Park Care-Taker at 906-875-3051 for more information during the camping season, call the City Manager's office at (906) 875-6647  during the "off" season and information anytime.

Camping in Crystal FallsBewabic State Park – It is located four miles west of Crystal Falls along US-2 on Fortune Lake. The campground consists of 144 campsites situated in a shady, wooded area. Most of the sites have buffer strips between them to allow for privacy. Each site has electricity, a fire ring and a picnic table. Modern bathroom facilities are available in the two toilet/shower buildings located within the park. Two playgrounds equipped with swings, slides and other apparatus are available for children. There are plenty of perch, bass, bluegills and walleyes to be caught in Fortune Lake. There is a boat launch for those who have their own boat. Swimming, hiking and tennis can also be enjoyed at the park. There is an excellent beach and a bathhouse equipped with changing stalls and modern bathroom facilities. A hiking trail beginning in the campground takes about one hour to hike.  Call the park at 906-875-3324 for information and reservations.

Pentoga ParkPentoga Park – Located on deep, clean Chicaugon Lake. Camping offers water and electrical hookups, hot showers, dump station, swimming facilities, volleyball, playground, shuffle board, water skiing, picnic area, laundry facilities, horseshoe courts and scenic trails.  This park is owned by Iron County and is the home of an authentic Indian Burial Ground.  Fish for bass, muskie, lake trout and walleye.  The park is open until September 30.  Call the Park Manager at 906-265-3979 for reservations.

Wilderness Shores - Developed by Wisconsin Electric Power Company, there are 15 wilderness recreation areas located on nearby Michigamme Reservoir and Peavy Falls Pond.  Both flowages combined provide hundreds of miles of undeveloped shoreline and islands where your family can pause and explore a variety of memorable outdoor experiences.  Campsites, while primitive, usually provide vault type toilets, boat launching ramps, refuse containers and fire pits.  The Mountain Lake facility, located on the Michigamme Reservoir, is a group campsite and reservations are a must.  For additional information, contact Wisconsin Electric at 906-779-2481.

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